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Puppet and Arrow Electronics enter distribution agreement for A/NZ

By Catherine Knowles, Fri 21 May 2021

Puppet and Arrow Electronics have entered into a distribution agreement for the Australia and New Zealand regions.

The announcement comes on the back of Puppet’s plan to bring on additional channel partners across A/NZ and the rest of the APJ region, in addition to bolstering its channel team in the coming months.

Puppet aims to help enterprises modernise, manage and bring into compliance hybrid infrastructure through continuous automation.

Puppet partners with some of the largest organisations across Australia and New Zealand spanning verticals such as financial services, education, government and telecommunications.

Current customers include ANZ Bank and Monash University.

Under Australia’s updated Cyber Security Strategy 2020, businesses will be required to comply with new minimum standards of cyber security set by industry and potentially enforced by a regulator, under a federal government plan to strengthen the nation's defences against cyber crime.

The legislative and regulatory framework is expected to adopt and leverage recognised ISO and/ or IEC Standards as baseline requirements for organisations.

Puppet head of business development APAC, David Hayes, says, “The pressure to act fast while remaining secure and compliant at cost is a significant concern for organisations today, especially those who exist in highly regulated environments or are dealing with a complex set of compliance needs.”

He says, “By putting IT at the centre of business needs, we believe there is a real opportunity for more organisations in Australia and New Zealand to scale more efficiently, accelerate revenue growth, remain compliant to avoid fines, and mitigate security risk through their current workforce.”

Indicating expected growth in Australia and New Zealand, Hayes says, “We are excited about the agreement with Arrow, which will maximise this opportunity and accelerate our growth across the region.”

As a value added distributor, Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business aggregates the world's leading technologies and services to enable its global channel ecosystem.

Arrow's cloud management platform, ArrowSphere, removes complexity in the IT buying process by connecting these technologies with thousands of channel partners and millions of end-users through an extensive cloud catalogue and consumption management capabilities.

Puppet is focused on modernising and managing infrastructure with automation that integrates compliance and security across hybrid infrastructure.

More than 40,000 organisations utilise Puppet’s open source and commercial solutions to ensure business continuity, optimise costs, boost compliance and ensure security, all while accelerating the adoption of DevOps practices and delivery of self-service. The company is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, with offices around the world.

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